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Frank Kendall Highlights BBP Mission, Public Service Track for STEM

Frank Kendall
Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the focus of Better Buying Power 3.0 is for the U.S. to remain a top technology power and defense innovator, DoD News reported Wednesday.

Claudette Roulo writes the official, speaking during a visit to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, earlier this week, also said BBP 3.0 builds on the previous editions, which emphasize efficiency and professionalism.

“A lot of the things from the earlier versions we’re still going to do, some of them I regard as core parts of Better Buying Power,” Kendall told his audience.

He also called for continued workforce development, noting that developing an early interest in engineering, the sciences and math could lead to a fulfilling career in public service.

“We’ve really got a challenge to transfer the knowledge… to those younger people and develop them as quickly as possible,” said Kendall.

“I’m a big fan of exchanges with industry… [and] developmental assignments for people… You can learn a great deal in a year or even six months in a different environment.”

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